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Ok I have been looking at threads and watching videos on how to install the components and I think I can do it. I just don't know what to get. I have decided on the computer components thou. Im just going to post the ones that matter for watercooling. Also I want to get a case that can fit one 360res or two 240res. So 360res vs x2 240res

Asus Crosshair V
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Look for the Rasa 240 kit, or the 360 Kit. (I think thats what they are called...)
    
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Dayum! thats one cheap water cooling kit! http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11..._Kit_-HOT.html
around 120$ aint that bad.. I figured the cost would've hovered around 300 or so.... Then again, the last time I looked into water was 2 years ago.
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I would recommend a XSPC Rasa kit. The CPU block that comes with them are very good for their price. The XSPC Rasa 360 kit will do well for you.

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get the rasa RX360 kit and Xigmatek Elysium will give you all you need and room for expansion if you need it
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The Rasa kits are good but I don't believe in the kits so I would recommend custom kit. The reason I went custom is because I wanted style and function. My custom loop consists of EK Nickel/Acrylic CPU block so I get a good look at what's happening to the water, EK Nickel/Acrylic GPU block. XSPC RX360 Rad with gentle typhoons and EK-DCP 2.2 pump. I know it's a small pump but I thought I'd try it and if it under performed I'd get another but it works great and silent! Temps for GPU are 20c idle and 32c loaded. CPU between 23c idle and 34c loaded. Plus you get to choose all your parts and tie it in with the rest of your pc's style like coloured tubing
    
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